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  • Sunshine

    Sunshine

    ★★★★

    An interesting piece of science fiction from Danny Boyle. This is so different from a lot of his other films but it still works for me. There’s some genuinely spectacular moments here.

    While it definitely pulls from films such as 2001: A Space Odyssey and Alien it does still feel pretty unique. It’s a really interesting film with a great story that doesn’t sacrifice character for spectacle. While the film does look incredible and has some awe-inspiring sequences it doesn’t slouch…

  • The Blair Witch Project

    The Blair Witch Project

    ★★★★

    I may be in the minority here but I think this is still a really effective piece of horror. Sure the novelty of the ‘is it real’ question isn’t there but I think this film does a lot right in terms of being an effective horror film. 

    I think this movie works in a similar fashion to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. It plays on the horror of being lost in a place so isolated from society. You are lost and…

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  • The Deer Hunter

    The Deer Hunter

    ★★★½

    (SPOILERS IN THE COMMENTS) 
    I wish I liked this a bit more than I do. What’s frustrating about it is that there’s lots of elements that should’ve made this a masterpiece for me. But as it is I just think it’s pretty good. 

    The acting here is superb. Robert De Niro gives one of his best and most powerful performances in this. He captures the mentality of someone who’s been damaged by war really beautifully. The same can be said…

  • Battle Royale

    Battle Royale

    ★★★★½

    (Theatrical Cut)

    Probably one of my favourite films. While it’s definitely not perfect (there’s a couple of obvious plot holes and some of the acting is a bit crap) it’s a really good time.

    I think what I found interesting this time I watched it was how distressing I found parts of it. Despite the dystopian setting, some parts of this film feel uncomfortably real in how people turn on each other. It’s essentially a moral question of if you…